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Fast and furious sprint racing is expected in Leeds this weekend

British Sprint Championships 2022, Leeds

Sprint Relay and Individual Sprint races, Saturday 11 - Sunday 12 June 2022.

Orienteers get on their marks... and get set for an exciting two-day festival of sport.  Members of all ages will be battling it out and testing their skills, strength, and stamina in high-energy sprint racing in Leeds this weekend to be crowned 2022 British Sprint Champion!

Yorkshire and Humberside Orienteering Association are looking forward to welcoming competitors to Leeds for an exciting weekend of sprint orienteering starting on Day 1 (Saturday 11 June) with the British Sprint Relay Championships.

The event on Saturday is being held on the Headingley Campus of Leeds Beckett University.

  • The arena will be inside the athletics track.
  • The elite race starts at 14:00
  • Other classes start from 15:00
  • 16:30 Prizegiving
  • 17:00 British Orienteering Annual General Meeting (AGM) – to be held in a room in the Carnegie School of Sport building from 17:00.

Becketts Campus is a mixture of large, grand Victorian buildings with newer additions and halls of residence. It is interspersed with well-maintained parklands. Competitors can expect the normal combination of urban terrain with a modest climb on any course as the area is largely flat with a gentle overall slope beside a few grass banks and steps to negotiate.

Live results, as the event progresses, and Final results will be available on the Results page of the British Sprint Championships website.

Start times are now available here.

Thank you to Leeds Beckett University for the use of the campus and the excellent facilities.

British Orienteering would like to take this opportunity to say a huge thank you to the organisers and surrounding clubs who have spent hours of their time and energy putting these events together for all competitors to enjoy this weekend.  THANK YOU!  

Day 2…

The excitement of the British Sprint Orienteering Championships then continues….

Sunday (12 June) will see the Individual Sprint Championships taking place at the University of Leeds campus close to Leeds City Centre. Thank you to Airienteers who are hosting this second day on behalf of the Yorkshire and Humberside Orienteering Association and British Orienteering. 

Start times for the Qualifiers are available at

Provisional timings for the day:

10:45 -11.45   Qualifier Starts

11.45 -12.15   Entry on the Day starts

12.30 Qualifier courses close

12.45 Entry on the Day courses close

14:00-15:45 Final starts

1630 Final courses close. Prizegiving.

Thank you to the University of Leeds for the use of the University campus and facilities. Many thanks also to Leeds Countryside and Parks for access to Woodhouse Moor.

Another huge thank you to Airienteers and all the officials and surrounding clubs for making this event happen.  Thank you for all your hard work and endless hours of your time you have given to make this event happen for all competitors to enjoy.

Who will be crowned Sprint Champions this weekend?


British Orienteering would like to take this opportunity to wish all competitors competing in the British Sprints Championships this weekend all the very best and good luck in your races.

Thank you to the event organisers and club members for making it all happen. 

Photos from the British Sprint Championships 2021.

Photo credit:  Wendy Carlyle (Airienteers)